A star-studded line up has been confirmed to join Rebecca Gibney in Nine Network's highly anticipated HALIFAX: Retribution.
In the revival, Rebecca reprises her role as forensic psychiatrist Jane Halifax. Anthony LaPaglia (Without a Trace, Balibo, Lantana) and TV WEEK Logie Award-winning actress Jessica Marais (Love Child, The Wrong Girl, Packed to The Rafters) have also signed on for the series, which will start shooting in Melbourne later this month.
Original creator and writer Roger Simpson (Stingers, Satisfaction, Good Guys, Bad Guys) returns as writer and producer, alongside executive producer Mikael Borglund and writers Mac Gudgeon (Killing Time), Peter Gawler (Underbelly) and the Oscar-nominated Jan Sardi (Shine).
Jane Halifax is a rock star in the field of forensic psychiatry, and after years on the police frontline she has carved out a new career as a university professor. But when a serial sniper starts terrorising Melbourne, Jane is lured back into the field to help the police task force find the killer and save a city paralysed with fear. As she profiles a killer hidden in plain sight, Jane finds herself firmly in his view.
"I am beyond excited to be breathing new life into Jane Halifax as she was and still is one of my favourite characters, and I always believed there was so much more we could explore with her," Rebecca says of the exciting role.
"I'm also thrilled to be reuniting with Anthony LaPaglia, my co-star in Mental, and of course the spectacular Jessica Marais. Both are formidable talents and excellent humans so I know we will have a fantastic time on the shoot."
At the 2019 TV WEEK Logie Awards, the actress revealed she's excited to bring her wealth of experience to the role this time around.
"I think it's great for me because when I played Jane Halifax the first time I was only 28, 29. I always felt I was a little out of my depth," she says. "Now twenty years older I feel like I'm more experienced and maybe give her a bit more."
Meanwhile, Jessica says she's thrilled to be reuniting with her Packed To The Rafters co-star Rebecca.
"I am so excited to be working with Rebecca again, and on such an iconic drama."
Stay tuned for more updates on Halifax: Retribution.